Testimonials

When I started my lessons with Fatima I had no driving confidence due to some very unfortunate experiences with other driving schools. Fatima is an excellent, patient, understanding teacher. She has given me the confidence on the road, that I had found so difficult to achieve with other schools over the years. She has been flexible and understanding with scheduling of lessons and I feel indebted to her for all the road tuition and experience she has given me. I can’t reccommend the school more highly.
Sophie – Stoke Newington

I’ve taken driving lessons on and off over the past 20 years and had many instructors who have made me feel that driving is maybe just not for me. With ILM I’m certain that I’ve finally found a driving school that has given me the confidence to continue and feel positive about passing my test
Leisa – Stamford Hill

After a driving experience with ILM, you will walk away with much more than a drivers licence… you will have perfect skills, confidence , theory knowledge that stays and a true friend. A warm and calm start with encouragement, trust and reassurance each step of the way until success and lessons that cost less than most but gives you much more!
Ebru – Islington

Hi. This is my Testimonial;

I wanted to take lessons again after passing my test about 10 years ago and not having driven for the last 8 years. I knew that I was a nervous driver and even when I passed my test never felt confident in my ability. I felt especially nervous about town driving, being able to take in all the road furniture and getting myself from a to b without the directions of an instructor / passenger.

Fatima has really helped me to improve my driving skills through her patient and calm teaching manner and her ability to focus and improve on my problem areas. What I also found so beneficial about Fatima was that she was so reliable with lessons that we booked in and was always able to be flexible towards my schedule. I also found the experience of driving with Fatima was very comfortable, as she is friendly, chatty and easy to get on with.

Having now completed my course of lessons I am really pleased that my driving skills have improved dramatically and that my confidence is building every time I get in my car. This is all down to Fatima and I would definitely recommend her services.
Julia

I would really recommend Fatima and ILM driver training. I started learning to drive with a major driving school and was nearly put off driving for life. After stopping for a while (traumatised!) I found ILM on the internet and that’s when my real learning began.
Fatima has a great teaching style- calm and clear- and encourages you to learn, rather than just memorise, the principles behind driving. I passed in December 2009 and feel that I am a good and safe driver because of Fatima’s teaching.
Julia Meek

I joined ILM as a student with no prior knowledge of how to drive and from a family who did not own any cars. Now I am the first person in my family to own a car, after passing my test first time aged only 17. Fatima not only provides her students with a high quality driving experience but she also builds up a relationship with each and every student making lessons comfortable and enjoyable.”
Bo Bagridge, aged 18, Clapton

I had been taking lessons on and off for the past two years and got to a point were I didn’t want to drive anymore, I lost all commitment and motivation however Fatima kept telling me not to give up and stay positive. I felt that I had been driving for too long and I couldn’t even pass the theory. Once I got it out the way I booked my practical and I passed first time! I have recommended all my friends who are going to start taking driving lessons to learn with ILM because the teaching is of a great quality with a positive, motivating instructor.
Nadine Morgan – Islington

I joined ILM driving school in October 2009, I had previously taken lessons for 3 years irregularly because of my previous driving school. I had no confidence, lost motivation and was beginning to lose sight of becoming a independent driver on the road.
I had a short meeting with Fatima and her passion for teaching and developing independent drivers really shone through. She helped me gain a me a sense of determination and self confidence to re start my lessons with the aim of passing within 6 months.
Fatima has been a fantastic teacher, at an early stage she was able to establish areas of improvement, from lacking confidence with my driving to manoeuvres, she then implemented thorough easy to understand techniques, which improved both the quality of my driving and my confidence.
She is very versatile with her teaching and is able to adapt her teaching to suit her pupils. Her lessons have taught me to be become more confident, more assertive on the roads, understand exactly how driving works and deal with all situations calmly. 6 months – And I now have a license and am a confident driver. I am pleased that there are driving schools which help you with personal development and your driving.
I would highly recommend both Fatima and her ILM driving school.
Kiran Singh, Hackney 

I decided to go with ILM2drive after trying AA and Red. AA and Red were not
as good as Fatima, plus her cars are better. She is a small company who
cares genuinely about getting you through your test as well as, and very
importantly, giving you the confidence to drive afterwards which is often
neglected. I was incredibly nervous about driving but still managed to pass
my test first time. Thank you Fatima.
Laura

“ILM offers a really personalised service and ensures that you take your driving test at exactly the right time – no sooner, no later. I was incredibly nervous and had no self-belief in my driving abilities when I first met Fatima, but her perseverance, commitment and neverending faith in me resulted in me passing my test first time around! Most importantly, Fatima makes the lessons fun and positive. I can’t recommend ILM highly enough.”
Maria

Prior to joining ILM Driving School I had been taking driving lessons over a period of 8 months with another independent driving school. Due to poor quaility lessons and an unprofessional instructor
I came to Fatima as a last resort to prepare me for my close approaching driving test. Fatima has transformed me into a confident driver over a short period of time and i am proud to say that i have successfully passed my driving test on 10th November 2011. I highly recommend ILM Driving School. Fatima is patient, reassuring and motiviting instructor who genuinely cares for the best interest of her pupils.
Chloe

I have been taking lessons with ILM for about a year or so. I have had lessons for different amount or times and I found each and every lesson very beneficial as it either gave me a new skill or built my confidence in driving and get my control on grips. There was never a time I did not enjoy any lesson with Fatima I loved every one of them. She is a very friendly and a lovely instructor and guides you step by step avoiding any confusion in your driving. I am delighted that I took lessons with her as I am now able to drive with awareness and use all the skills I have gain learning from her that makes me a good and safe road user. All thanks to the ILM driving school that is perfect all way round.
Anjum, Clapton

Fatima Talaty was an excellent driving instructor while explaining the UK driving standards for a foreign person who comes from a country with different rules, including road directions.
Apart from this, she was able to correct my existing bad habits and teach me how to drive much safer and nicer.
Fatima is also very respectful person and very flexible with time!
I do recommend her for anyone!
Lillian – June 2013

Driving for me, has been a long time coming. After several disappointing experiences my confidence was knocked, but I was determined to succeed this. A friend told me about Fatima at ILM, and she was just the pill I needed. Fatima definitely goes the extra mile. Not only did I pass! (Yay!!) in a short space of time, demonstrating that she’s not about the money, this is truly her vocation, but I feel privileged to have been a student of hers, as she teaches with grace and calm. I highly recommend this amazing Lady, a better Driving Instructor, you will not find! 
Deborah

I cant honestly recommend ILM driving school enough, particularly Fatima my instructor. For many years I had been put off from driving, after hearing other peoples experience with bad driving instructors it made me really nervous finding the someone. From the first lesson, Fatima was calm, friendly and reassuring. She made me feel at ease and was very patient each lesson which slowly built my confidence. She would let me focus and improve on my problem areas (I had many!) until I got them right. She is passionate about her work and is determined to help each of her students pass. I cant thank Fatima enough for helping me pass my driving test, Ive gained confidence in driving which I thought Id ever have! Thank you Fatima